|Esther Duflo: Social experiments to fight poverty - TED.com|
Alleviating poverty is more guesswork than science, and lack of data on aid's impact raises questions about how to provide it. But Clark Medal-winner Esther Duflo says it's possible to know which development efforts help and which hurt -- by testing solutions with randomized tria
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; poverty; third world; TED2010; 2010
|Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade? - TED.com|
Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing -- mostly unreported -- piece of front-page-worthy good news: We're winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; data; development; health; state-building; statistics; third world; TEDxChange; 2010
|Nandan Nilekani's ideas for India's future - TED.com|
Nandan Nilekani, the visionary co-founder of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether India can continue its recent breakneck progress.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; development; economics; global issues; politics; potential; technology; third world; TED2009; 2009
|Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice - TED.com|
Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; development; economics; education; poverty; third world; trafficking; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story - TED.com|
Ryan Lobo has traveled the world, taking photographs that tell stories of unusual human lives. In this haunting talk, he reframes controversial subjects with empathy, so that we see the pain of a Liberian war criminal, the quiet strength of UN women peacekeepers and the perseverance of Delhi's underappreciated firefighters.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; art; humanity; photography; storytelling; third world; war; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons - TED.com|
In a series of witty punchlines, Patrick Chappatte makes a poignant case for the power of the humble cartoon. His projects in Lebanon, West Africa and Gaza show how, in the right hands, the pencil can illuminate serious issues and bring the most unlikely people togeth
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; media; news; politics; third world; war; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education - TED.com|
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; development; education; technology; third world; web; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition - TED.com|
Investing in women can unlock infinite potential around the globe. But how can women walk the line between Western-style empowerment and traditional culture? Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women talks about three encounters with powerful women who fight to make the world better -- while preserving the traditions that sustain them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; culture; social change; third world; women; 2009
|Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts - TED.com|
Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff's figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most effective weapons in waging peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; iraq; peace; politics; third world; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future - TED.com|
As globalization and technological advances bring us hurtling towards a new integrated future, Ian Goldin warns that not all people may benefit equally. But, he says, if we can recognize this danger, we might yet realize the possibility of improved life for everyone.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; development; economics; future; global issues; technology; third world; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story - TED.com|
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; book; culture; storytelling; third world; writing; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge - TED.com|
TED Fellow Sophal Ear shares the compelling story of his family's escape from Cambodia under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. He recounts his mother's cunning and determination to save her children.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; Asia; adventure; development; south asia; storytelling; third world; war; 2009
|Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam - TED.com|
In "THE 99," Naif Al-Mutawa's new generation of comic book heroes fight more than crime -- they smash stereotypes and battle extremism. Named after the 99 attributes of Allah, his characters reinforce positive messages of Islam and cross cultures to create a new moral framework for confronting evil, even teaming up with the Justice League of America.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Islam; art; culture; peace; third world; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid - TED.com|
The debate over foreign aid often pits those who mistrust "charity" against those who mistrust reliance on the markets. Jacqueline Novogratz proposes a middle way she calls patient capital, with promising examples of entrepreneurial innovation driving social change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; economics; global issues; innovation; invention; poverty; third world; women; 2009
|Neil Gershenfeld on Fab Labs - TED.com|
MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld talks about his Fab Lab -- a low-cost lab that lets people build things they need using digital and analog tools. It's a simple idea with powerful results.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; computers; culture; engineering; invention; materials; science; social change; technology; third world; 2006
|Josh Silver demos adjustable liquid-filled eyeglasses - TED.com|
Josh Silver delivers his brilliantly simple solution for correcting vision at the lowest cost possible -- adjustable, liquid-filled lenses. At TEDGlobal 2009, he demos his affordable eyeglasses and reveals his global plan to distribute them to a billion people in need by 2020.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; development; global issues; health; health care; innovation; invention; product design; third world; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Robert Neuwirth on our "shadow cities" - TED.com|
Robert Neuwirth, author of "Shadow Cities," finds the world’s squatter sites -- where a billion people now make their homes -- to be thriving centers of ingenuity and innovation. He takes us on a tour.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cities; culture; development; entrepreneur; future; global issues; politics; social change; third world; 2005
|Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future - TED.com|
Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; cities; collaboration; culture; design; environment; global issues; invention; sustainability; technology; third world; urban planning; TEDGlobal 2005; 2005
|Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty - TED.com|
Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; communication; culture; development; global issues; invention; investment; microfinance; poverty; technology; telecom; third world; transportation; 2005
|Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states - TED.com|
Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; corruption; culture; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; military; philanthropy; poverty; state-building; third world; 2005
|Dean Kamen on inventing and giving - TED.com|
Inventor Dean Kamen lays out his argument for the Segway and offers a peek into his next big ideas (portable energy and water purification for developing countries).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; cars; education; industrial design; innovation; invention; robots; science; social change; sustainability; technology; third world; transportation; 2002